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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA16041

  • Description

    Limestone kneeling figure of Psamtekseneb; Hieroglyphic text on the kilt, base and back-pillar; the head is lost.

  • Culture/period

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  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 30 centimetres (max)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        hieroglyphic
      • Inscription Position

        kilt
      • Inscription Comment

        Text describes temple building at Sais
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        hieroglyphic
      • Inscription Position

        base
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        hieroglyphic
      • Inscription Position

        back-pillar
  • Curator's comments

    Purchased by Petrie at Kom Firin (Naukratis I: 94-5). Attributing this statue to the (now destroyed) temple at Kom Firin is problematic, as the inscriptions refer to Sais, and the piece was actually purchased in Cairo: ‘Then Abd es-Salam capped it all by saying that a headless kneeling statue which I bought of (his cousin) Suleiman at Cairo came from there. This greatly increases its value to me, + above all this figure has three long inscriptions upon it, mentioning that the man, Psamtik-seneb, had built the temple of Neith which had fallen into disrepair (as far as Griffith can make it out). This is probably the very temple in question, as Neit was the most venerated deity of that time.’ (Nov 1884-Feb 1885 letters of Petrie - EES Archive XVII d 47)Published, O. Perdu, RdE 57 (2006): 165-7 [Doc.5], pl.21.

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  • Condition

    incomplete - head lost

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1885

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA16041

  • Registration number

    1885,1115.13


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